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Causes of Dental caries

Causes of Dental caries (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Dental caries that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Dental caries: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Dental caries, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Dental caries:

Dental caries: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Dental caries: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Dental caries as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Dental caries as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Dental caries. Our database lists the following as having Dental caries as a complication of that condition:

Dental caries as a symptom:

Conditions listing Dental caries as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Dental caries. Our database lists the following as having Dental caries as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Dental caries?

Article excerpts about the causes of Dental caries:
Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that normally live in the mouth. The bacteria cling to teeth and form a sticky, colorless film called dental plaque. The bacteria in plaque live on sugars and produce decay causing acids that dissolve minerals on tooth surfaces. Tooth decay can also develop on the exposed roots of the teeth if you have gum disease or receding gums (where gums pull away from the teeth, exposing the roots). (Source: excerpt from Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Medical news summaries relating to Dental caries:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Dental caries:

Related information on causes of Dental caries:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Dental caries may be found in:


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